Sunday, November 19, 2017

FIFA opens poppy proceedings against Wales and Northern Ireland

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 23 Nov 2016

27 Views

FIFA has opened proceedings against the football associations of Wales and Northern Ireland over their displays of the poppy symbol at World Cup qualifiers.

Fans of both teams displayed a poppy mosaic ahead of their respective fixtures against Serbia and Azerbaijan over Remembrance weekend, during which black armbands were worn.

Both governing bodies had opted against wearing poppies following the furore that surrounded the build-up to England’s Armistice Day match against Scotland.

England and Scotland both wore the symbol on armbands, vowing to accept any sanction, and are already confirmed to be under investigation.

International Football Association Board (IFAB) rules state that players must not wear “political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”.

A FIFA spokesman said: “The Disciplinary Committee decided to open proceedings against the Irish Football Association and the Football Association of Wales in relation to several incidents involving the display of signs reported after the matches Northern Ireland-Azerbaijan and Wales-Serbia respectively.”

The IFA has vowed to “robustly defend” the charges levelled against it, while the FAW is yet to comment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top